Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stephens wins Miami Open title

Stephens wins Miami Open title
Stephens wins Miami Open title

Sloane Stephens defeated Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 6-1 to claim the Miami Open 2018 title.

After a tense first set, the U.S. Open champion reeled off six consecutive games in the second to beat the French Open winner and claim her first Miami title after a slow start to the season.

"I wasn't expecting a title here or anywhere, really. I just wanted to make sure I got my game back where I wanted it to be," Florida native Stephens said in a courtside interview after extending her record in finals to 6-0.

Miami Open Order of Play Sunday April 1st 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Sunday April 1st 2018

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
ATP - [4] A. Zverev (GER) vs [14] J. Isner (USA)
WTA - A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs [6] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final
Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

Sloane Stephens beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals at the Miami Open.

Stephens' opponent in Saturday's final will be Jelena Ostapenko, who beat Danielle Collins 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the other semifinal Thursday.

"In the first set, I was down but came back and I battled really well,'' said Stephens, who is looking to improve to 6-0 in finals. ''So I knew if I did that in the second I'd be right in there. I ended up winning a lot of games in a row, and just tried to keep the momentum going.''

Stephens dropped the first three games against Azarenka, needing only 11 minutes to get into trouble. She then won 15 of the final 21 games.

Miami Open Order of Play Friday March 30th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Friday March 30th 2018

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
ATP - [5] J. Del Potro (ARG) vs [14] J. Isner (USA)
WTA - E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) vs [6] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

7:00 pm
ATP - [16] P. Carreño Busta (ESP) vs [4] A. Zverev (GER)
WTA - [1] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA)

Miami Open Order of Results Thursday March 29th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Results Thursday March 29th 2018

Women's
Singles - Semifinals
[6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) d [Q] D. Collins (USA) 76(1) 63
[13] S. Stephens (USA) d [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) 36 62 61

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Miami Open Order of Play Thursday March 29th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Thursday March 29th 2018

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
WTA - [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) vs [13] S. Stephens (USA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP - [16] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [6] K. Anderson (RSA)

7:00 pm
ATP - [4] A. Zverev (GER) vs [29] B. Coric (CRO)

Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA - [6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) vs [Q] D. Collins (USA)

GRANDSTAND start 1:00 pm
ATP - S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA) or [8] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs K. Khachanov (RUS) / A. Rublev (RUS)

5:00 pm
ATP - R. Klaasen (RSA) / M. Venus (NZL) or [4] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs B. McLachlan (JPN) / J. Struff (GER) or N. Mektic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT)

Miami Open Results Wednesday March 28th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Results Wednesday March 28th 2018

Women's
Singles - Quarterfinals
[6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) d [4] E. Svitolina (UKR) 76(3) 76(5)
[Q] D. Collins (USA) d [8] V. Williams (USA) 62 63

Women's
Doubles - Quarterfinals
A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) d N. Kichenok (UKR) / An. Rodionova (AUS) 76(5) 62
E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) d R. Atawo (USA) / A. Groenefeld (GER) 63 76(5)